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spurious argument

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  • spurious — [[t]spjʊ͟əriəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) Something that is spurious seems to be genuine, but is false. He was arrested in 1979 on spurious corruption charges... Quite a lot of allegations of misjustice are spurious. Syn: bogus,… …   English dictionary

  • argument — n. dispute 1) to get into, have an argument 2) to break off, terminate; clinch, settle an argument 3) an angry, bitter, heated, loud, violent argument 4) an argument breaks out 5) an argument about, over; between; with (I had a bitter argument… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Spurious wakeup — In the POSIX thread API, the function pthread cond wait is used to wait on a condition variable. A naive programmer might expect that when a thread returns from this function, the condition associated with the condition variable will be true.… …   Wikipedia

  • argument — noun 1 discussion ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, heated, violent ▪ big ▪ I had a big argument with my mother this morning. ▪ little, petty …   Collocations dictionary

  • spurious — spu|ri|ous [ˈspjuəriəs US ˈspjur ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: spurius, from Latin (noun), child of unmarried parents ] 1.) a spurious statement, argument etc is not based on facts or good thinking and is likely to be incorrect ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spurious — adjective 1 a spurious statement, argument etc, is not based on facts or good reasoning and is likely to be incorrect: a cosy and entirely spurious view of family life 2 insincere: spurious sympathy spuriously adverb spuriousness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spurious — specious, spurious Specious, like the Latin word speciosus from which it is derived, began its life meaning ‘having a fine outward appearance’ (from Latin species ‘outward form’), but in the 17c acquired the unfavourable connotations that now… …   Modern English usage

  • spurious — adj. Spurious is used with these nouns: ↑allegation, ↑argument …   Collocations dictionary

  • spurious claim — false claim, argument that is not true …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cosmological argument — The cosmological argument is an argument for the existence of a First Cause (or instead, an Uncaused cause) to the universe, and by extension is often used as an argument for the existence of an unconditioned or supreme being, usually then… …   Wikipedia

  • counterfeit# — counterfeit vb feign, sham, simulate, pretend, *assume, affect Analogous words: *copy, imitate, mimic, ape: dissemble, *disguise counterfeit adj Counterfeit, spurious, bogus, fake, sham, pseudo, pinchbeck, phony are comparable when meaning not at …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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